Oct 05 2018 12:49 PM
Oct 05 2018 12:49 PM
Greetings. We've been testing replacing the Managed Browser with Microsoft Edge and Edge is pretty sweet but we've run into one issue.
On the Managed Browser, if I click on a link on our Intranet that is a PDF or a Word Doc, etc, the Managed Browser would give me a popup asking if I wanted to open this in Word or whatever MAM managed app it needed.
On Edge, on iOS you click a link and it just does nothing. On Android it gives you a popup that says 'This action is blocked by your organization.'
I know it's pretty early so I don't know if anybody has seen this or not. There doesn't appear to be any settings in Intune to make this work. I think I will have to open a ticket but at least wanted to throw this out there just in case.
Oct 06 2018 10:59 PM
How did you try to allow access to your files? via Azure AD App Proxy?
At least for now and based on Microsoft Device restriction and Edge Browser, you cannot apply the required policies for Edge on Mobile.
For now, you cannot compare the options and features between the Managed Browser and Edge.
Oct 07 2018 03:19 PM
Yes, all my files are on my corporate Intranet that we access via the app proxy. The article you listed talks about Windows 10 Edge policies. We are using the mobile Edge browser on iOS and Android.
Oct 08 2018 03:38 AM
in my test setup I have an app proxy and an iOS device and added a pdf and docx link to my internal website and opened it with Mobile Edge on an iPhone. As soon as I click on the links (both pdf and docx link) the Mobile Edge is opening it and renders it within the Mobile Edge itself. I got no popup that asks to switch to Word, but I'm able to view the documents within Mobile Edge.
Oct 08 2018 07:48 AM - edited Oct 08 2018 07:55 AM
Thanks for the response, Oliver. That is interesting. Our particular files are on SharePoint. I'm using the same conditional access, the same MAM policies and tapping on a PDF in the Managed Browser appears to download the file in the browser and then gives me a few Intune managed apps to open it in. A word file just opens it right in Word.
In Edge mobile, in Android, it acts like it's opening a new window and I get the blocked message, while in iOS it does nothing.
If I remove my MAM policies, a word document will download then ask if I want to open it in Word or the built in Samsung document reader. At no point will any document render in Edge. It will always want to download to the device.
UPDATE: iOS documents seem to render in Edge, on Android they always download and ask what viewer they want to open in.
Oct 08 2018 08:02 AM
Interesting my MAM enabled Mobile Edge just opens both files pdf and docx in the browser even when hosted on sharepoint online. But as soon as I try to click on "open with" for pdf it tries to download and fails. For the docx file I click in the online viewer on the upper right, on the pencil icon then I'm asked how to open, in form of a dialog, I choose open with word mobile -> click open -> hand over to word mobile and my docx opens...
Oct 08 2018 08:13 AM
Strange indeed. iOS won't even render. It just acts like the link isn't a link. Are there any specific App configuration policies for Edge that maybe I'm missing? I can certainly make it official and open a ticket too if you think that's wise.
Oct 08 2018 09:02 AM
I have nothing special configured for my apps in my test tenant. See here, just app proxy redirect and a start page and one url for block, all just for testing purpose:
The decision how browsers (in that case Mobile Edge) handles opening files is based based on mime types. On a web server you can specify mime type to control the behavior of the browser if they should open the of file or download and so on. Maybe your mime type are not correct so the content is not recognized as pdf or docx. Which SharePoint are you using I'm on Office 365 SharePoint with my tests.
Here I get the pdf online view and for the docx the online viewer with the optional open in Word mobile when clicking on the upper right pencil icon. Then I see the following popup:
Nov 01 2018 11:38 PM
Nov 09 2018 01:00 PM
Yeah, still not working for us. I think the issue is these on-prem sharepoints we have are set to download documents and not view them in the browser. So the old Managed Browser would simply download them, then prompt me to open it in my MAM protected Word, or whatever type of document it was.
The Edge browser doesn't seem to be able to handle documents set to download if they have MAM policies maybe? So instead of popping up a list of apps to open the document it, it just says I'm blocked by policy?
Jan 09 2019 08:47 AM
Thought I'd bump this one up as it's still an issue and stopping us from moving all our users to Edge Mobile (which is really a fantastic product.. )
The message that gets generated is a little different now. If I click on a link to our Intranet to a document on a SharePoint, i get a popup that now says, "Download is disabled by your organization."
It's trying to download the document because the owners of that particular SharePoint have it set to download documents instead of render them in the online viewer.
The issue is that with the old Managed Browser, it would actually go ahead and download them and then ask me to open them in an app (which only Word, if it was a docx file, would work as it's MAM activated)
Edge will not do this. Is there a way to just allow the corporate instance of Edge to download these inside it's bubble like the Managed Browser does? That would take care of the problem.
May 20 2019 11:12 AM
did you find any solution for this issue?
the problem that i see is that the application (Edge) does not have access to the internal storage.
when you go into the app settings on the device, and to the permissions, it's all greyed out.
we currently have Samsung s10 with android 9.
when i tested the same thing on samsung s7 with android 8 those settings was enabled and not greyed out and its working.
what to do?!